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Friday, Sept. 23, 2016

Keynote:
Keynote TBA.

Rescue3 Technical Rope Rescue: Operations-Level (TRR:OL) Course
Marcel Rodriguez
8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.
This 3-day course -- based upon NFPA Standard 1006 -- provides students with the fundamentals of rope rescue in the low-angle environment. Students learn and practice the following skills: preplanning and size-up of rope rescue operations, knots, anchor systems, belay operations, ascending and descending lines, mechanical advantage systems, patient packaging & litter attending. Students learn how to safely navigate low-angle or over-the-bank rescue situations and assist rescuers in high-angle environments. Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certification card from Rescue3 International. Students must be at least 18 years old.
PPE Required: Climbing harness, climbing helmet, boots, gloves, eye protection, long pants.
Class size limited to 12. Due to class size limits, attendance will be limited to two members of an agency/team, with additional members put on the wait list. The fee for this course is $190 to cover the cost for the cost of participant materials. The general conference fee is in addition to the fee for this course.

SAR Management

1A
Understanding Lost Person Behavior using the LPB
Craig McClure
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
This presentation covers understanding and using lost person behavioral profiles for search planning.  It will cover how to extrapolate useful planning information from the vast data available in Lost Person Behavior. The participant will learn important background information, its implications for search and rescue, search statistics, behavioral statistics, and how to plan a search for a given subject type.  The participants will have the opportunity to work several practical scenarios.

2A

ICS for Search Management
Tim Chase
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
In this 90 minute session students will learn about ways to better implement and utilize the ICS system in small scale missions.  Through an interactive discussion and review of the Field Operations Guide for SAR this class will help the student identify ways to increase efficiency and manage searches more effectively.

Wilderness

1B
Iceland’s Highland Patrol
Haraldur Haraldsson
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Every year, over one million tourists descend on the island nation of Iceland (population 330,000). Most will, at some point in their trip, head out to Iceland’s beautiful and remote Highlands. With no permanent infrastructure or services, tourists can quickly fall victim to a host of hazards. To help mitigate this problem, Iceland’s 90+ SAR teams each take responsibility for a section of the Highlands for 1 week during the tourist season, moving their team to a forward base and providing all emergency services in that section. In this session, members of BJ Sudurnes will share the details and stories of the Highland Patrol.

2B
The 24hr Pack
Maxwell Malinow
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
This course will go over the concept of the 24hr pack that is used within the Pacific Northwest Search and Rescue team. The course will go over the concepts of the pack along with the pros/cons of specific pack types. General gear will be discussed along with more unique team specific items.

2Ba

Animal Rescue for SAR teams
OHSTAR
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
In this field exercise, the Oregon Humane Society Technical Animal Rescue team will demonstrate how to approach a scared/injured animal, explain dog body language, and emphasize dog safety and handling. The team will instruct students how to make a hasty harness for dogs and a high angle setup using the gear any SAR team would already have on-hand. No PPE or gear required.This classroom session will be followed by a field exercise (FE-3B) from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

FE-3B (Field Exercise)
Animal Rescue for SAR teams
OHSTAR
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
See session 2Ba for description.

Technology

1C
The News is Here -- Now What?
Brian Jensen
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Session description TBA.

2C
Hands-on with Sarsoft (Part 1 of 2)
Jeff Beckman
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
In this 2-part session, Beckman will cover some the basics of networking and how to setup a command post computer network. He will setup a Sarsoft server and go over mapping and creating team assignments. This session will be a mixture of lecture and hands-on exercises. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptops, so that they may participate in those exercises. Activities will follow a tabletop search format.

FE-2C
Hands-on with Garmin GPS Devices
Bill Loud
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
In this session, participants will have hands-on time with Garmin GPS devices under field conditions. Bring your own GPS or use a provided unit. Learn how to optimize accuracy and how manage Tracklogs and Waypoints. Get hands-on experience with advanced features like Sight 'N Go, Area Calculation, Data Field customization, Profiles and Wireless Sharing. Class is limited to 8 participants. This session will be repeated from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. on Friday.

3C
Hands-on with Sarsoft (Part 2 of 2)
Jeff Beckman
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
See session 2C for description.

FE-3C (Field Exercise)
Hands-on with Garmin GPS Devices (Repeat)
Bill Loud
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
See session FE-2C for description.

Medical

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (1D) Part 1 of 2
1:30 – 3:00 p.m. (2D) Part 2 of 2
Patient Assessment in a SAR Environment
Kerry Noland
Medical assessment in a wilderness emergency is an absolutely critical, yet often underperformed part of a rescue. This popular session has been extended into two parts this year to ensure that students get a good base of knowledge to use in the later medical scenarios.  Geared toward the volunteer rescuer or BLS provider, the session covers how to perform a basic medical assessment, determine how mentally intact a patient is, and ask the right questions.  In addition, effective communication with a patient will be taught, as well as triage systems for multiple patients, and how to communicate your findings with medical professionals.  This session is eligible for continuing education credit.

3D
Rescuer Resiliency & Self Care
Joseph Rabinowitz
3:30 – 5:00 p.m. 
Before taking care of an injured person in the backcountry, you have to take care of yourself first.  You need to know what to eat and drink and how often, how to stay warm and dry, what to pack for you and your patient, and how to avoid injury.  Learn these things and you will keep from becoming a patient yourself.  Examples of gear, including a basic medical kit and the AMR Reach and Treat kit will be included.


K9

K9 Trailing Course
Luke Tessner and Johnnie Walter
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Spanning the entire three-day conference, this extended course provides hands-on immersion in the techniques of training the scent-specific trailing dog. This is a field-based training opportunity to build K9 teams that are training for operational success. Trails and skills are built from the experiences and actual casework of our diverse instructor staff. The techniques are offered in an open atmosphere to promote education with a heavy emphasis on operational safety.
Attendees will cover all aspects of component training from collection and introduction of scent, scent theory, reading canine body language, and reward. Scenario and exposure-based training will also be offered. This course is designed for dogs and handlers of all skill levels. Space is limited to 7 handlers and their K9 partners. Handlers will need to bring a leash, trailing line, harness, treats and a toy for their K9.

Cadaver Dog Training Course
Edwin Grant and Colin Thielen
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
During the three days, the dogs will be evaluated by levels of training and indications. Dogs will be evaluated on a large and small source. Dogs and handlers will be assigned as beginner, intermediate and advanced groups. Dogs will be worked on and/or introduced to large source of human material. Dogs that will be worked on larger sources will be dependent on ability and levels of training. Search locations will be open woods, fields, buildings, vehicles.
Dogs will also be evaluated on beginning water work and advanced on ability and experience. Handlers will be instructed on proper search techniques on water from the beginning of a water search until the recovery. Boating search patterns will be a priority along with the proper use of K9s on a water search and the use of handheld GPS. At the end of the weekend, handlers will be given the opportunity to work large sources on land and or boat. The handlers will be given the opportunity to certify for cadaver land or water thru Objective First Tactical K9.
This course is limited to 16 handlers and their K9 partners.
Handlers will need to bring life jacket for water training and any other equipment needed for water training for your K9.

Wilderness Air Scent Non-Discriminatory
Ian Gilbert-Ghormley and Tim Brown
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wilderness Air Scent is an introduction to air scent K9 training. The goal of this course is to familiarize new and intermediate handlers with the basic aspects of K9 training, and search technique. Topics to be covered include: run-aways, rewards, alerts, scent theory, planning to work a search area, utilizing support, and leading teams on searches. Troubleshooting training problems will also be offered. Class is open for limited number of people who want to learn how to be support for K9 teams and for hiding subjects. Class is intended to instruct beginning to intermediate dog teams. Dogs should have strong obedience and be able to work off lead.
Training through SARCON 2016 Wilderness Air Scent will be catered to the handler and the K-9 based on experience to obtain the best possible return of your time. There will be training in different physical environments so be sure to bring your full Search Back Pack. Full field gear is required. Vaccinations should be current. Class is limited to 8 handlers and their K9 partners.
 

Enhanced SAR

1F
ATV Accidents: Prevention and First Response
Jeff Salzer
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
In this session, Salzer will highlight ATV accidents focusing on the high numbers, type of injuries, seriousness of the injuries, first response in the field as an ATV rider, and the best way to prevent and minimize these accidents from happening.

1Fa
4WD Basic
Ken Boell and Karl Ritchey
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
In this beginner classroom course, Boell and Ritchey, with their combined experience with off-road vehicles will discuss 4WD misconceptions, review basic 4WD equipment and capabilities, and list and discuss basic gear needed for 4WD search operations and vehicle communications. This classroom session will be followed by a field exercise (FE-2Fa) from 1:30 – 5:00 p.m.

FE-2F (Field Exercise)
ASI ATV Safety Course
Justin Dersham
1:30 – 5:00 p.m.
The ATV rider course is designed to teach students the safety procedures and riding principals needed to ensure a rider is making safe use of their Class 1 ATV while operating it in the field. Participants will need a Class 1 ATV (4 wheeler/non side by side,) a DOT approved helmet, full finger gloves, some kind of eye protection (face shield or goggles,) boots that cover their ankles, and long sleeve shirt and long pants.
Riders are encouraged to complete the online rider safety course, and receive their Rider Education Card from the state of Oregon prior to class. This course is available at www.rideatvoregon.com. Successful completion of this course results in an ATV Certification from the ATV Safety Institute. Certification cards will be mailed directly to the students from ASI. This session is limited to 6 participants.

FE-2Fa (Field Exercise)
4WD Basic
Ken Boell and Karl Ritchey
1:30 – 5:00 p.m.
This field exercise designed for those just beginning their off-road experience, and will participate in a driving course. Concepts and equipment demonstrated will be: off camber, water bars, suspension flex, brake modulation, obstacle negotiation, hill climb and descent. Confidence building and self-extraction will be emphasized.
This class is limited to 20 vehicles. Gloves and rain gear are encouraged.

Water Rescue

Sessions TBA.




Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016


Rescue3 Technical Rope Rescue: Operations-Level (TRR:OL) Course

Marcel Rodriguez
8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.
See Friday, Sept. 23 for session description and PPE.

ATV Night Ride
Jeff Salzer
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
This evening course will take place after the banquet for 2-3 hours. We will be riding the ATVs to an offsite area where you will be able to practice some technical riding skills and search techniques in a nighttime environment. This will be a hands-on demonstration and the class size is limited to 10 riders.

SAR Management

4A
Mapping for SAR Managers (Part 1 of 2)
Tim Chase
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
In this 3 hour course students will be introduced to a wide variety of mapping tools and resources available for SAR managers in the state. These will include demonstrations of various electronic mapping programs, and introduction to finding data to make your maps more useful. The class will also cover the best practices for using maps before, during, and after a mission. This will include planning, status tracking and documentation. If students have their own electronic mapping programs they are encouraged to bring a laptop for practical exercises. This session will continue (5A) from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

5A
Mapping for SAR Managers (Part 1 of 2)
Tim Chase
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
See session 4A for description.

6A
Hays Case Study and Table Top Exercise (Part 1 of 2)
Deputy John Gibson and Sergeant Sean Collinson
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Deputy Gibson and Sergeant Collinson of the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue team will be proctoring this table-top exercise based on a real Search and Rescue mission in Clackamas County in the late 1990’s. The exercise has to deal with a missing mentally ill subject that involved a multiple day search and rescue call with hundreds of volunteer resources being deployed. Multiple operation periods will be covered and mapping and segmentation will be required. After working the case, Deputy Gibson and Sgt. Collinson will walk you through the find and lessons learned from the real mission. This session will continue (6A) from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

7A
Hays Case Study and Table Top Exercise (Part 2 of 2)
Deputy John Gibson and Sergeant Sean Collinson
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
See session 6A for description.

Wilderness

Sessions TBA.

Technology

FE-4C
Applying Drone Technology to Search and Rescue
Lawrence Dennis
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
In this field session, we will explore different ways that drone technology can be used to assist current and future SAR activities. Attendees will learn the basics of safely deploying a drone in a SAR setting with a focus on flight operations and the utilization of various sensors and payloads. This field exercise will be repeated (FE-5C) Saturday, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

5C
Technology for Search and Rescue – Features and Limitations
Ron Wright
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
In this session, Wright will demonstrate the technology available for use in outdoor and rescue situations to locate and communicate. GPS, Personal Locator Beacons, EPIRBs, radios, cell phones, and satellite phones will be discussed, and how they differ, what their capabilities are and what to look for in the future. This session will be repeated (8C) on Sunday from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

FE-5C
Applying Drone Technology to Search and Rescue (Repeat)
Lawrence Dennis
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
See session FE-4C for description.

6C
D4H™ DECISIONS Train The Trainer
Robin Blandford
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
In this session, Blandford will demonstrate “The secret to capturing good data”… D4H™ DECISIONS Records Management Overview and the new D4H™ LIVE Realtime Operations Platform.  This is a basic step by step course suitable for complete beginners.  D4H Train the Trainer requires Wi-Fi and candidates to bring their own laptop.

7C

Introduction to SAR Topo
Matt Jacobs
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
SARTopo is a free, offline-capable mapping solution tailored specifically to search and rescue. Because SARTopo allows everyone, including field teams, to work off the same maps and data, it can improve situational awareness and operational efficiency. This session will show how to use SARTopo to quickly visualize terrain, generate 1:24k assignment maps and forms, preload segments to GPS, track field teams, filter and manage tracks, and log clues.
 

Medical

4D
Bleeding and Hemorrhage Control
John Krummenacker and Josh Brown
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
This course will cover the new national standards for bleeding and hemorrhage control as adopted by NAEMT and the Hartford Consensus.  Students will learn out to identify, treat and control both basic and catastrophic bleeding.  Students will get an opportunity to try several methods of bleeding control and have hands on time with various commercially available tourniquet systems.

5D
Chest Trauma Management
John Krummenacker and Josh Brown
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
This class will offer an overview of both penetrating and blunt chest trauma, chest and abdominal anatomy, mechanisms of injury, diagnoses and field treatment. 

6D
Session  TBA.

7D
Session TBA.


K9

K9 Trailing Course
Luke Tessner and Johnnie Walter
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
See Friday, Sept. 23 for session description.

Cadaver Dog Training Course
Edwin Grant and Colin Thielen
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
See Friday, Sept. 23 for session description.

Wilderness Air Scent Non-Discriminatory
Ian Gilbert-Ghormley and Tim Brown
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
See Friday, Sept. 23 for session description.

Enhanced SAR

4F
Natural Resource Damages from OHV within the National Forest System Lands
Ross Gamboa
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
In this session Ross Gamboa, a USFS Law Enforcement Officer will discuss the Federal Regulations with Off Highway Vehicles (OHV) within National Forest System Lands

4Fa
4WD Advanced
Ken Boell and Karl Ritchey
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
In this advanced session, Boell and Ritchey will discuss environmental factors affecting 4WD SAR operations such as; mud, snow, ice, sand, rocks and water crossings. They will include vehicle inspection, maintenance and spare parts. Participants will have the opportunity to see a tire plug demonstration. This session will be followed by a field exercise (FE-5Fa) from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

5F
ATVs in SAR
Jeff Salzer
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
In this session, Salzer will be discussing recommended and required equipment for the searcher and ATV, advanced riding techniques, and uses on the ATV on search missions. No equipment needed. This session will be followed by a field exercise (FE-6F) from 1:30 – 5:00 p.m. for those participants who have brought their ATVs.
   
FE-5Fa (Field Exercise)
4WD Advanced
Ken Boell and Karl Ritchey
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
In this advanced field exercise, participants will learn how to set tire pressure, and about picking lines and spotting. Advanced recovery, tow points and problem solving will also be demonstrated and practiced.
Lunch is not provided in the field. Please plan accordingly. This class is limited to 20 vehicles. Gloves and rain gear are encouraged.

FE-6F (Field Exercise)
ATVs in SAR Field Applications
Jeff Salzer
1:30 – 5:00 p.m.
In this session, Salzer will be putting to use what was discussed it the classroom session. This will be a hands-on demonstration of advanced riding techniques, stuck vehicle extractions, search techniques, and subject transport. PPE is required (Approved DOT helmet, eye protection, long sleeve shirt, long pants, and leather gloves) and of course an ATV to use during the class. This field exercise is limited to 10 participants.

Water Rescue

Sessions TBA.




Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016


Rescue3 Technical Rope Rescue: Operations-Level (TRR:OL) Course

Marcel Rodriguez
8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.
See Friday, Sept. 23 for session description and PPE.

SAR Management

8A
Reflex Tasking for the SAR Manager
Craig McClure
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Reflex tasking is the cornerstone of quickly and effectively deploying resources implementing a logical search plan in the initial phases of a search. Reflex tasking is an easily repeatable process requiring few planning inputs and can help you as the search manager or searcher achieve rapid results on a search. Find them, quickly. That's the goal and you'll leave this class with new skills to do just that.

9A
Search to Crime Scene: Scene Preservation
Wendi Babst
If in the course of a search evidence emerges that a crime has been committed, search and rescue personnel must take appropriate steps to preserve it – increasing the likelihood the case can be successfully investigated and the person responsible brought to justice.  Taught by a law enforcement veteran, this session will give searchers the skills they need to accomplish this goal.


10A
Segmenting for Search Planners (Part 1 of 2)
Corey Stone
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
This class will explore considerations that must be made when creating “searchable segments” for ground teams. Key items will be: natural segment borders, artificial segment borders, manmade segment borders, segment size related to resource capability, segment size and POD for a limited resource, searcher safety, terrain, vegetation, other hazards (snow, ice, and crevasses), and time necessary to search in daylight. Students will be shown examples for actual search maps and given a mathematical reference table for estimating appropriate search areas by resource level. Different tools for estimating land areas will be shown including MyTopo Terrain Navigator, which will be demonstrated to show how to determine the land area on any shape segment. Students will have an opportunity to segment on handout maps and discuss choices with the group. This class is limited to 20 students and will continue (11A) from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

11A
Segmenting for Search Planners (Part 2 of 2)
Corey Stone
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
See session 10A for description.

Wilderness

10B
USAR Response in Haiti
Haraldur Haraldsson and Halldor Halldorsson
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
The 2010 earthquake in Haiti was an epic disaster, resulting in the deaths of nearly 200,000 people. The Icelandic Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team was the first team on the ground to assist with the devastation. In this session, two members of that team will discuss their experiences in arriving in Haiti within 24 hours of the event and the issues and events that followed during their time in country.

11B
K9 Support for the Type 2 Searcher
Stephen Korpi
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
This is an introductory course intended for type 2 searchers who do not regularly work with K9 teams, and wish to be prepared if called upon to support a wilderness air scent K9 team during a search. Topics will include scent theory, search area planning, benefits and limitations of K9’s and support roles.


Technology

8C
Technology for Search and Rescue – Features and Limitations (Repeat)
Ron Wright
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
See session 5C for description.

9C
SAR POD
Matt Jacobs
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Session description TBA.

10C
Using Metal Detectors in SAR
Bob Mote
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
As the leading countermine supplier to the U.S. military, Minelab now offers cutting edge technology that improves both evidence recovery time and courtroom preparation efficiencies for field investigators. Our solutions are specifically designed for: forensic sciences, Homeland Security, federal investigation agencies, police departments, marine law enforcement dive teams, fire departments and military.
Key solution features:
• Faster evidence recovery time and improved data collection efficiency
• Ruggedized design for all-terrain and underwater environments
• Specialized in identifying bullet casings, knives, guns, jewelry, coins and small metal fragments
• Software technology solutions allow teams to collect field data, add supporting notes and images, archive to file, and exchange data to and from the field in real-time

11C
Next Generation 911
Michelle Renault
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Ever wondered how 911 actually works and its involvement in Search and Rescue. The class will explain how 911 calls are received and what information is provided to the dispatcher. Listen to an actual 911 call for service on a search and rescue. Discuss the differences between large 911 centers and small centers and their actual responsibilities. Recommend ideas for working with your own center and discuss training opportunities for both to provide a better response. We will also be going over what is coming next for 911 (texting/pics/video).

Medical

Sessions TBA.

K9

K9 Trailing Course
Luke Tessner and Johnnie Walter
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
See Friday, Sept. 23 for session description.

Cadaver Dog Training Course
Edwin Grant and Colin Thielen
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
See Friday, Sept. 23 for session description.

Wilderness Air Scent Non-Discriminatory
Ian Gilbert-Ghormley and Tim Brown
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
See Friday, Sept. 23 for session description.

Enhanced SAR

FE-8F
ATV in SAR Advanced Ride
Jeff Salzer
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
We will be traveling to a local OHV park so we can apply what was learned in the previous sessions. This session will allow students to practice their skills in a less controlled/confined environment. Full SAR gear will be required for this session to include PPE (Approved DOT helmet, eye protection, long sleeve shirt, long pants, and leather gloves) GPS, and FRS radio and ATV. You will be responsible for transporting your ATV to the riding area. Limited to 10 students.

FE-8Fa
4WD Vehicle Stabilization/Extrication
Ken Boell and Karl Ritchey
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
In this field exercise, participants will use this scenario based application of learned concepts to stabilize vehicles and allow safe extrication of vehicles, depending on time allowed.
Lunch is not provided in the field. Please plan accordingly. This class is limited to 20 vehicles. Gloves and rain gear are encouraged.

Water Rescue

FE-8G (Field Exercise)
Swiftwater Awareness
Adam Tingey and Nate Thompson
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Many search operations take place near some sort of water way. It is highly beneficial for the search and rescue professional to have a basic awareness of water safety for themselves and/or search partners and victims. This full day field exercise will cover the basics of specialized equipment, water hydrology, and basic self/partner rescue techniques. This course will involve swimming and the navigation of difficult terrain. Specialized equipment such as dry suits, thermals, gloves, PFD, helmet and shoes are required. Students are encouraged to bring their own equipment. Please indicate sizes needed at registration if you will need loaner equipment.  This field exercise is limited to 12 participants.

8G
Underwater Crime Scene Investigation (Operations)
Phillip Graf
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
This session is designed to provide an introduction to information to Certified Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T) officials, Coroners, Deputy Coroners, Certified Medico legal Investigators (ABMDI) and non-P.O.S.T. members to include, search and recovery dive personnel, rescue personnel who may respond to an in water evidence search or water related drowning. Evidence search may include items of interest or cadavers.
The purpose of the Underwater Crime Scene Investigation Operations program is to provide necessary skills and knowledge in performing underwater crime scene investigations, preservation and proper documentation for court ready testimony.

9G
Session TBA
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Session description TBA.

10G
Investigations into the Loss of a Public Safety Diver
Phillip Graf
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
What type of scrutiny will your agency can expect after the death of one of your own. What will your agency go through in the event that they lose a diver during training and / or operations?  In this session, Graf will discuss the investigations into the loss of a public safety diver.  

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Northwest SARCon

Sheriff Craig Roberts

Sheriff Craig Roberts

2016 Northwest SARCon
Sept. 23-25, 2016

Camp Kuratli at Trestle Glen
24751 SE Hwy 224
Boring, OR 97009

Julie Collinson, Conference Coordinator
Phone: 503-557-5827
Fax: 503-794-8068
jcollinson@clackamas.us

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